- England - Tries: Packer, Dow 3, Breach 5, Penalty try, Kildunne. Cons: Daley-Mclean 6.
- Canada - Tries: De Merchant, Buisa, Penalty try. Cons: Miller.
Five tries from Jess Breach and a hat-trick from Abbie Dow helped the Red Roses complete a 3-0 Old Mutual Wealth Series whitewash over Canada with a 69-19 victory at Twickenham Stadium.
England were ahead in the seventh minute from a driving maul when Marlie Packer dotted down and Dow did superbly to gather Katy Daley-Mclean's grubber kick for her first of the evening.
Breach crossed from a burst of pace around the outside, before Canada responded as Olivia De Merchant showed her power as she went over from close range.
Dow's second and third came with smart finishes out wide before Breach's second gave England a 38-7 half-time lead.
Canada's Pamphinette Buisa got the first score of the second half but England responded through their powerful maul as a penalty try was awarded as they were driving over the line.
The North Americans got their own penalty try following a high tackle, but Breach secured her hat-trick before a silky run from deep inside her own half got her fourth, and another line break from the halfway line took her tally to five - her 11th try in just two caps.
Ellie Kildunne, the youngest member of the squad at 18, completed the scoring when she collected another Daley-Mclean kick through, as England ran in 11 tries on night.
Head coach Simon Middleton spoke before these games about introducing new faces who had impressed in the Tyrrells Premier 15s so far this season, and 10 new players got their first caps over the course of the three-Test series.
Jess Breach, Abigail Dow, Caity Mattinson, Ellie Kildunne, Zoe Harrison, Shaunagh Brown, Hannah Botterman Catherine O’Donnell, Jo Brown and Lagi Tuima were the new players who are the latest to become Red Roses.
England won 79-5 and 49-12 in games at Allianz Park and Twickenham Stoop as the caps adapted to life at international level quickly along with the more experienced players in the squad.
With a focus on building the squad depth and increasing competition in a variety of positions, it is very much a case of job done with the latest batch of players to represent England.
The year that was
The three wins over Canada cap what has been a very impressive 2017 for Simon Middleton’s side who have only lost once during the calendar year.
After winning a Grand Slam in the Six Nations, England then went to New Zealand and beat Australia, Canada and the Black Ferns to secure the Women’s Rugby Super Series title, as well as the number one ranking in the world.
They kept up that form at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland where they progressed to face New Zealand, but in an enthralling game lost their title in Belfast.
However, the team responded in this Old Mutual Wealth Series win three more wins, running in 32 tries in the games against Canada, to end the year on a high.
Head coach Simon Middleton: "It was really pleasing as I was quite nervous coming into the game actually as we knew Canada would come on strong.
"We want to be a more confrontational side, we want to be more aggressive in terms of our defence and those are the lessons you learn in defeat like we did in the World Cup.
"To win the series 3-0 that is exactly what we want to do but there were some real key things we wanted to get out of it and defence was one of them so I'm hugely pleased with it."
15. Danielle Waterman, 14. Abigail Dow, 13. Lagi Tuima, 12. Rachel Burford, 11. Jess Breach, 10. Katy Daley-Maclean, 9. Leanne Riley; 1. Vickii Cornborough, 2. Amy Cokayne 3. Heather Kerr, 4. Abbie Scott, 5. Poppy Cleall, 6. Rowena Burnfield, 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Sarah Hunter (c).
Replacements: 16. Lark Davis, 17. Rochelle Clark, 18. Justine Lucas, 19. Catherine O’Donnell, 20. Izzy Noel-Smith, 21. Caity Mattinson, 22. Zoe Harrison, 23. Ellie Kildunne.
15. Brianna Miller, 14. Paige Farries, 13. Dria Bennett, 12.Emily Belchos, 11. Emmanuela Jada, 10. Anais Holly, 9. Justine Pelletier; 1. Brittany Kassil, 2. Emily Tuttosi, 3. Olivia De Merchant, 4. Tyson Beukeboom, 5. Laura Russell (c), 6. Janna Slevinsky, 7. Sara Svoboda, 8. Pamphinette Buisa.
16. Emily Barber, 17. Alexandra Ellis, 18. Veronica Harrigan, 19. McKinley Hunt, 20. Emilie Nicholl, 21. Courtney Holtkamp, 22. Jess Neilson, 23. Sam Alli.
Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017
Friday 17 November - England Women 79-5 Canada @ Allianz Park
Tuesday 21 November - England Women 49-12 Canada @ Twickenham Stoop
Saturday 25 November - England Women 69-19 Canada @ Twickenham Stadium